Since before Henry Cavill graced our screens as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher, rumours were circulating of an animated tie-in project that would be released between Season 1 and Season 2. There were various teases, but nothing concrete. Until now! Thanks to a new WGA entry, we now know it’s a film and it will be titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
UPDATE: Netflix has confirmed the project and the title!
Nightmare of the Wolf is written by staff writer Beau DeMayo who wrote the first season’s third episode, titled “Betrayer Moon”, which adapted the short story “The Witcher”. DeMayo is also writing one of the eight episodes of season two.
Given what we saw from DeMayo in the first season and the film’s title, one could easily speculate that it may have horror elements. As for the wolf in the title, the easiest candidate would be Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf who would be voiced by Henry Cavill himself. Henry was notably absent from most promotional events for Season 1, so he may have been busy recording his voice for this project.
Speaking of voice acting, we have learned that voice actress Harriet Kershaw may be involved in this project providing her voice for “various roles”. Her CV lists The Witcher under the year 2020, but doesn’t feature the title Nightmare of the Wolf.
There is no further information on Nightmare of the Wolf, but executive producer Tomek Baginski said in an earlier interview that they were planning “a few more interesting surprises between seasons”. Perhaps this film is only one of several that are planned? We’ll have to wait and see.
Season 2 of The Witcher is due to start filming in February for a 2021 release. Nightmare of the Wolf is likely to be released eariler.